My current research excavates the relationships among feminism, gender, psychology, and policy in the United States since World War II. I examine how feminist social scientists developed and communicated a science of gender that informed policy from the institutional to the national level. This topic is at the core of my current book project, The Science and Politics of Gender: Feminist Psychology and its Publics in Late 20th Century America, under contract with Oxford University Press. Working with colleague Peter Hegarty, I recently guest edited a special issue of the journal American Psychologist on the science and politics of sexual orientation and gender diversity.
I have also worked with the Psychology’s Feminist Voices team on a video series to teach psychology students the fundamentals of gender-based analysis. And in a recent collaboration with the Women’s Programs Office of the American Psychological Association and the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, we designed a traveling exhibit to document the history and contemporary contributions of women of colour to psychological science, practice, and social change. See I Am Psyched!